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Lisa McInerney appointed editor of The Stinging Fly

Lisa McInerney appointed editor of The Stinging Fly

Irish novelist Lisa McInerney has been appointed as the new editor of The Stinging Fly.

McInerney is the author of The Glorious Heresies, The Blood Miracles and The Rules of Revelation, and she has won several literary prizes, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Desmond Elliot Prize, the RSL Encore Award and the Premio Edoardo Kihlgren for European literature, to name only a few. She has been a contributing editor to The Stinging Fly since 2017.

McInerney will start her new role in August. For now, she will continue working as lead editor on the magazine’s All New Writers Issue, set for publication in November 2022.

Declan Meade, founding editor and publisher, said: “Lisa McInerney is a wonderful writer and outstanding editor who keenly shares The Stinging Fly’s vision and values. We look forward to working with Lisa and reading the new writing and new writers that we know she’ll discover, nurture and publish with style.”

McInerney said: “The Stinging Fly has done so much for me in terms of creative development and inclusion – so much for so many of us. I can think of few honours greater than the opportunity to continue that practice, to foster new writing and writers, and to provide that community that writers like me are so reliant on and grateful for.

“I’m both humbled and excited to be carrying on the work of the estimable Danny Denton (and Sally Rooney, Thomas Morris, and Declan Meade before him) and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.”